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  • Daeltaja 4 May 2021 16:20:39 2,027 posts
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    Aside from a few more items to collect, I've completed everything else in the game in 22hrs including all endings. That's definitely on the short side for roguelikes. Once I collect the final items I doubt I'll be motivated to continue playing.

    Great game, just wish there was more content (especially at the price!).

    Edited by Daeltaja at 18:18:45 04-05-2021
  • quadfather 4 May 2021 16:20:48 38,673 posts
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    neems wrote:
    @quadfather

    Biome 4.
    Sigh :)
  • nickthegun 4 May 2021 16:31:52 86,400 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    A half decent rolled Electropylon gun is basically cheat mode btw
    For real. Just finished biome 4 in one run. Picked it up just before the gift shop and it carried me through two mini bosses and the big bad. Thatís crazy.
  • Your-Mother 4 May 2021 16:36:24 7,375 posts
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    I nuked the first encounter with the mini boss in B2 with that thing before Selene had finished her monologue about how terrifying it was.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 4 May 2021 16:38:02 10,437 posts
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    Got this for myself with the ebay code for my birthday in a month. I hope they patch in a save system between now and then.
  • SolidSCB 4 May 2021 16:48:50 15,712 posts
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    Yeah moving on from 3 to 4 and the gun has just dropped for me again at 18 this time and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt I can piss it to the end of the game again with this now. It's god mode.
  • Decks 4 May 2021 16:53:27 29,777 posts
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    It looks a bit dull to use though is it?
  • SolidSCB 4 May 2021 17:03:28 15,712 posts
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    It's not the most challenging. I'm kinda glad I didn't find it on my first run through as it trivialises pretty much everything. 2nd play through though it's amazing to watch the fuckers I was struggling through fry.
  • quadfather 4 May 2021 17:16:56 38,673 posts
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    I'd happily take that gun off you in b1.

    HAPPILY
  • SolidSCB 4 May 2021 18:04:24 15,712 posts
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    So much for the challenge I set for myself. Just finished the game 1-6 with no deaths in a couple of hours. Could realistically have blitzed through it in an hour if I wasn't looking for the collectibles to get the secret ending.

    That gun is a total joke.
  • Decks 4 May 2021 18:13:35 29,777 posts
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    Have the suits been fixed in the last patch does anyone know?
  • harriselhoff 4 May 2021 18:32:37 389 posts
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    Should I be spending my ether on that stone full of eyes in the opening room? Is it just a random item, or does it unlock further pick-ups?
  • SolidSCB 4 May 2021 18:37:50 15,712 posts
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    The stone seems to always unlock a new item so always try and throw the 5 Ether at it.
  • Your-Mother 4 May 2021 18:41:40 7,375 posts
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    Yeah, I thought it was always supposed to be something new, that could then subsequently show up inside biomes on runs.

    Edited by Your-Mother at 18:41:53 04-05-2021
  • harriselhoff 4 May 2021 18:42:07 389 posts
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    Thanks. This game makes me feel like a complete noob at times. Still loving it though, I love how it uses all the controller bells and whistles without them feeling shoehorned in.
  • Rogueywon 4 May 2021 20:26:56 11,571 posts
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    As far as I can tell with ether, using it to cleanse loot is an utter waste, but using it on the stone in the first room is a good plan. Beyond that, save it for checkpoints.

    I can probably only play the game "properly" on Saturdays and days off work, until/unless they add a save function. But I'm hoping I can stack up the ether mid-week by doing the daily challenges. Would be nice to start a "proper" run with 25 ether in the bank.
  • nickthegun 4 May 2021 20:37:09 86,400 posts
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    I don't know how universal this is but the game has been showering me with ether after B3. I've actually bit the cap a few time, so I wouldn't worry about hording it.
  • SolidSCB 4 May 2021 20:38:45 15,712 posts
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    I think it caps at 30 though, so watch out.

    But yeah, cleansing is fairly worthless. First stone after the ship, and then trade for cold hard cash when you can. Occasionally it's worth it on a corrupted key if you've got a surplus I suppose.

    In fact the whole Corruption/Malfunction thing needs a bit of a balancing rework I think. It's just not worth ever opening them. I'll probably end up doing it on some sort of YOLO run but otherwise they just get ignored now.
  • Your-Mother 4 May 2021 20:39:02 7,375 posts
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    Yeah, once you bust through the first few biomes most of the upkeep mechanics kind of go away and it mostly becomes skill and build.
  • Frogofdoom 4 May 2021 21:28:57 17,504 posts
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    Oh bollocks, I was having a good b1 run with shitloads of health and loads of pickups left to collect. Then I saw a path I noticed on previous runs but could never take and its put me right into b3. So many health upgrades left behind :(

    Saying that the game will probably be patched by the time I can next play and it won't matter!
  • SolidSCB 4 May 2021 21:34:26 15,712 posts
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    It's being patched tomorrow so turn off auto updates on your console if you've got a run going on it.
  • Frogofdoom 4 May 2021 21:42:28 17,504 posts
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    OK, cheers mate. Will do.
  • neems 4 May 2021 21:43:41 5,388 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:

    In fact the whole Corruption/Malfunction thing needs a bit of a balancing rework I think. It's just not worth ever opening them. I'll probably end up doing it on some sort of YOLO run but otherwise they just get ignored now.

    Oh I don't know, it definitely has it's moments. If things are going badly sometimes it's worth a punt. My best run so far, I had an augment that increased max health for every malfunction gained and fixed. I just ran around sucking up malignant resin and opening tainted chests. You end up with loads of good kit as well.
  • Derblington 4 May 2021 21:44:39 34,878 posts
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    Completed.
    Still couldnít really tell you what the f itís about.
  • Mark1412 4 May 2021 22:03:50 2,157 posts
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    Took a pylongun into the final boss and thought I was fucked. Managed it though. What a game, looking forward to going back to the first three biomes.
  • Frogofdoom 4 May 2021 22:17:59 17,504 posts
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    How many endings are there, its 4 isnt it?

    Edit: Google told me there are 3

    Edited by Frogofdoom at 22:18:53 04-05-2021
  • [maven] 4 May 2021 23:06:52 5,775 posts
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    My first successful run through B5 is also the one I finish the game. Clocked 1d5h suit usage so far. ;)

    Pylon gun w/ max bonus damage made almost everything ez-mode.

    The game took pity: I had some insanely helpful items (picking up resin => shield, one more hit before losing adrenaline, each adrenaline level does bonus dmg, each adrenaline level does increasing weapon leech).
  • grassyknoll 4 May 2021 23:32:49 754 posts
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    The lead up to the boss on Biome 4 for is a straight homage to Castlevania. I desperately hope there's DLC for game in the future (think I've only bought DLC for times in my life), it's an incredible experience from beginning to end (the intro / start needs a little balancing and Biome 3 is very difficult).
  • grassyknoll 4 May 2021 23:32:50 754 posts
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    The lead up to the boss on Biome 4 for is a straight homage to Castlevania. I desperately hope there's DLC for game in the future (think I've only bought DLC for times in my life), it's an incredible experience from beginning to end (the intro / start needs a little balancing and Biome 3 is very difficult).
  • Decks 4 May 2021 23:36:00 29,777 posts
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    Just hit B3, looks beautiful.
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